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Visiting Author Talk: Simeon Marsalis

March 5, 2019 at 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Simeon Marsalis
Simeon Marsalis. Photo by Chris Buck.

Multimedia writer Simeon Marsaliss first novel, As Lie Is to Grin, focuses on an African-American college student’s experience in a predominantly white college. Short-listed for the Center for Fiction’s First Novel Prize in 2017, the novel examines racialized bodies navigating spaces from which they have historically been barred. Incorporating texts by other African-American writers, Marsalis confronts the twinned issues of race and class, love and desire.

Marsalis also wrote the script for the film The Opera Game and contributed to Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Webby-nominated blog. Author of a forthcoming book of essays about college athletics and nationalism, he is a Henry Rutgers Fellow at Rutgers Newark and is working on a novel about finding hope in a dystopia.

This event is presented by the Department of English and Communication Studies and the School of Liberal Arts and is funded in part by Poets & Writers through public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.

This event is free and open to the public. 


March 5, 2019
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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